Luanda – Angolan minister of Culture, Tourism and Environment Jomo Fortunato Saturday highlighted the need to promote a reflection on the environment sustainability.

Speaking, ahead of the World Environment Day, celebrated annually on 5 June, the minister pointed to various factors that hinder the sustainable development of the environment.

Among the factors, he mentioned the soil erosion, forest clearing, water and air pollution, loss of biodiversity, poaching, bushfires and the deforestation.

According to him, these are the results of mismanagement of the solid, liquid, gaseous waste and the issues related to drought, climate change, inadequate exploration of aggregates.

According to him, these are examples of direct disastrous results that become evident in the southern region of the country.

On the other hand, Jomo Fortunato referred to the instruments that have allowed the integration of the competent environment of the sustainable development and in the improvement of the life quality of all Angolans.

They are environment quality programme, national strategic for sanitation, education and environment awareness, use of new environment technology and the national strategic for biodiversity.

He said that various activities will take place across the country this month of June.

They include online debates, workshops, tree planting campaign, cleaning in the communities, seas and rivers and educational awareness actions among the population.

The annually event marks positive actions for protection and preservation of the environment and warns both populations and governments of the need to save the environment.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency – IRNA